the 1920s. >> reporter: aldridge himself is taking it up a notch, or two, or three. >> reporter: it was the cover of mr. aldridge's first album. >> mike was the clint eastwood of music, he was quiet, seemed shy but when he played, it just, the notes and things would just give you a little chill. >> reporter: the owners toured with aldridge. his band played here every thursday night to a soldout crowd for 20 years. it would continue for the next 20 despite changes in the lineup. he even played at a tribute show just this year. but saturday aldridge lost his long battle with cancer.